Enviro Groups Appeal Ga. Nuclear Plant Permit

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Five environmental groups are suing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the body granted Southern Nuclear Operating Co. approval to begin preliminary construction of two new nuclear reactors at the company's Vogtle nuclear facility in Burke County, Ga.

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which announced the filing Thursday, submitted a petition to review the agency's decision on Oct. 23 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The environmental groups argue the agency violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the...
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